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Clock Part 1

So tonight, I covered for a co-worker and worked until 8ish. I wanted to make some progress on the clock I told an old colleague I would make for him. I debated over a circle clock or an octagonal. I wanted to add something from my lathe into it, and the Roman numerals I got off Etsy were 1” tall, so I went with an octagonal shape. That way I could have a little more room to add the numbers and I could turn something and put it one the edges. So I took a 2” thick straight branch from a tree that came out of my friends backyard, and cut down into four 5” pieces; and started to turn 2 of them. I got them turned with the designBeneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword. I wanted, then I cut them into quarters, long ways. Tonight I was gonna cut them down to. Size to fit each of the 8 sides. Each angle was about 135 degree, and half of the was about 68 degrees, so then each side would have about 22 degree bevels. Well, I got 4 of them done a on the fifth… D’oh! Damn it! I cut the wrong bevel!


The octagonal clock with the quarters of the turn branch.

The octagonal clock with the quarters of the turn branch.

Labeled each of the 8 sides with the time, but then the next picture happened…

Labeled each of the 8 sides with the time, but then the next picture happened…

Aaaaaa! Cut the wrong bevel!! Now I got the turn another branch!

Aaaaaa! Cut the wrong bevel!! Now I got the turn another branch!

Nick Valenza